My 25th birthday was probably the most difficult birthday because she had no idea that it was her birthday, no idea how old she was and no idea that we were born on the same day. That was the moment when I knew that I had lost my Grannie Mae- not physically but her spirit. My birthdays aren’t the same without her telling me about her best present ever, but I still hold that memory of those phone calls and visits very close to my heart.
We said goodbye to Grannie Mae 19 days after her 85th birthday. That’s just 3 short years after her diagnosis. She was very special to me and I want to try to do as much as I can to ensure that other granddaughters don’t have to lose their Grandma’s in this tragic and drawn out way.
Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping and neither are we. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, I’m raising funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease — funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association® to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
Families facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia need us now more than ever — and with your help, we can be there for them. Please make a donation or register as a participant and start your own fundraising. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.
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